Tour Master Sonora Air 2.0 Jacket for Women
- Constructed using abrasion resistant 600 denier Carbolex® and Armor-Link mesh material
- 1680 denier ballistic fabric used in impact areas
- Microfiber lined collar and cuffs for comfort
- Adjustable, elastic snap sleeve take-up straps at the forearm and bicep help secure elbow armor in place
- Hook-and-loop adjustable cuffs
- 360º Phoslite® reflective material and Tourmaster signature rear triangle help increase nighttime visibility
- Adjustable waist belts with TPR pulls
- ESO™ zippers, including a locking two-way main zipper slider
- Newly designed, removable CE-approved Armadillo® shoulder and elbow armor with triple-density back protector
- Removable AquaTherm™ two-stage waterproof and insulated quilted liner
- Features front hand, internal map, internal pouch, and mobile media pockets
- Additional storage provided by two zippered chest pockets, two large capacity bellows pockets on the lower half of the jacket, as well as a top-entry rabbit pouch in the rear of the jacket
- 8” jacket/pant zipper attachment including pant side
- Color-coded snap attachments for waterproof and thermal liners
We checked the fit of this jacket and found it to run true to the sizing chart. For the fit test, Laverne and Shirley are standard size 6 and 12 respectively and they are wearing sizes Small and Large (please click through to view their chest/waist/hip measurements). Take the “View Larger Images” link above to see how our test subjects look in their jackets.
Below is the Tour Master chart provided for this product. All measurements are in inches and consider these to be “max” measurements as the jackets can be adjusted down to customize the fit:
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Our Two Cents
The Sonora Air 2.0 jacket from Tour Master is a full 3/4 length full-mesh jacket aimed at those who want the longer torso length often bought by touring riders and commuter in a jacket that will flow a lot of air and be comfortable in summer months.
The body of this jacket is largely full mesh material that will freely flow air and keep you comfortable in hot weather. The jacket has sold textile reinforcements in the shoulders and elbows to a some structure to the jacket (which helps with armor placement) and to give better abrasion resistance in case of a fall.
But this is not just a jacket for hot weather because it has a “two stage” removable liner included. The first state is a full-waterproof liner which will keep water out when it rains and also can act as a wind barrier to stop the wind flow that moves through the outer shell. The wind barrier will help in cooler temps such as cool mornings or elevation changes when you are in the mountains. The final stage is a vest-type thermal liner that can zip into the jacket with or without the rain liner. it is a vest only but will add a layer of insulation to help with even colder temps. Personally, I’d bet you’ll want to use the thermal liner along with the rain/wind liner. Just by itself, it could provide a bit of help with colder weather, but being just a vest, it won’t do a lot. Anyway, the options are open to you. Generally speaking, I’d say this jacket is a three season unit… summer, some spring and some fall, but not winter.
Folks who buy a jacket like this usually like plenty of storage. With this jacket you get a pair of combo cargo/hand warmer pockets down low on the front and two more zip pockets up on the chest and there is also a fanny pouch in back, and three storage pockets of different configurations on the inside. The pocket configuration is the same whether you are using the thermal liner or not which is a handy setup.
Finding a full mesh jacket in a touring style is a relative rarity and this looks like a good one. Its well made a has sharp styling and I think these are a good value. :: Paul, 12-261-17
Back pad upgrade: Tour Master’s standard back pad in this jacket is just standard fare… kind of thin and not CE approved (one of the few nits I have to pick with this jacket). Those who want a CE approved back pad should check out the D3O brand of aftermarket back pads as a replacement of the stock unit. If you are unsure about the need for an upgrade you should order the jacket and then evaluate for yourself the need for an upgrade.